Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG): adoption of Global Data Standards (GS1)

The purpose of the Interagency Supply Chain Group (ISG) is to share information and seek greater alignment across supply chain investments to bring more impact to individual agency supply chain strategies.

The group promotes coordination both globally across programmes and locally through national leadership with the overall aim of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of in-country supply chains. The ISG is an informal partnership of 15 major actors involved in providing supply chain support to countries, including: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, the Global Drug Facility, KfW, the Global Fund, Gavi, NORAD, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, WFP and the WHO.

The ISG has committed to the process of transitioning to include established global data standards as part of their procurement requirements and to support country uptake of these standards.

Read the ISG position paper